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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good afternoon in the news sara bloomquist is off, in the news the death toll rised, and
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new information from the plan that planned the whole thing and charges are filed against a funeral director after disturbing discoveries over the summer. but developments overseas, a hostage situation ended at the radisson hotel in mali. activists stormed the building and took over 100 people hostage. the death toll remains up clear and megan hughes is live in washington with the very latest. >> reporter: that is right, the defense department official confirms to abc news that the standoff in mali is over, we are still waiting for official confirmation as to how many people were killed in the standoff, no question it was a chaotic morning in mali. 7:00 a.m. local time attackers armed with guns and grenades smashed a car with diplomatic
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license plates through barricades. they yelled god is great in arabic and had automatic weapons and take 170 hostage. many are rescued including six americans, in a verified twitter account is says that the gunman are no longer holding any hostages. the radisson blu is a popular hotel. the president was notified. >> we are monitoring the situation. >> and they were told to take all the necessary precautions. >> we are taking all the necessary steps in order to solve that crisis. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of the worst terrorist attacks in paris. twin suicide bombings in beirut
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and the downing of a russian plane in egypt. all within the last month. the defense official confirms there were 22 defense personnel in the city at the time of the attack. no casualties within that group. megan hughes, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. meanwhile today we learned that another person has died one week after the terror attacks in paris, that brings the death toll to 130, and they determined that the mastermind was in france during the shootings and bombing. authorities say that abdelhamid abaauoud was captured on a surveillance camera in a subway station and was killed in a police raid on wednesday. back here another sexting scandal is under investigation in montgomery county, this time nude photos began circulating around plymouth white marsh high school, here is reaction from
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students and staff. >> reporter: well, school district officials say they are taking the scandal seriously and cooperating with police in the investigation, students we spoke with say this rude and demeaning behavior has to stop. students arrived at school the morning after learning it's details after learning the details of a sexting scandal. >> it's like a drop box that can hold a lot of stuff. it was a little surprising. >> reporter: local police and the montgomery county district attorney's office are investigating nude pictures circulating around the student body. it started when a mom found nude photos on her daughter's phone, a drop box containing nude photos of current and former students is shut down. >> it's distressing that there
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are so many types of these incidents, not just in this community but across the country. >> reporter: studentses are disturbed by the whole thing, this could maybe not ruin their lives and had has an effect getting in college and future jobs, it has an effect on these girls. >> reporter: the d.a. was set to hold seminars on the dangers of sexting on december 3rd and 2nd. >> no arrests are made and no charges are filed. if you have any information you are asked to contact white marsh police. trish hartman channel 6. >> trish thank you. police are investigating a home invasion robby in philadelphia, it happened at 12:30 on sixth south frazier street, two men broke in and were last seen heading southbound on south
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avenue. a two day sit-in ended at princeton university following an agreement between protesters and school officials. they wanted the school to acknowledge the racist legally of former princeton president and u.s. president, woodrow wilson and rename buildings named for him. the university will consider the removal of a mural with woodrow and initiate conversations about his legacy and cultural training for staff members. time for a check of the friday forecast, the sun is back and so is the seasonable weather as we look live outside from sky 6 hd, there we are showing you the ben franklin bridge, temperatures are back to normal with a chilly breeze feeling like november and the sun is shining. lets head outside and melissa magee is in for david murphy. >> hi rick, a nice recovery in the wake of the soaking we had
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on thursday, we picked up an inch on friday and that chill is overhead, 55 degrees and 44 in the poconos and out to the west in lancaster, 49 and 56 in beach haven, the winds are however an issue, here is the change, a good 12 degrees cooler in the city as the same time yesterday and despite the moisture yesterday the temperatures are in the upper 60s and that is not the case today and 12 degrees colder in lancaster and 11 degrees colder in trenton, the winds come in from the northwest sustained at 15 miles per hour and as high as 22 miles per hour in wilmington and a sustained wind speed in the city of 20 miles per hour with higher gusts and the northwesterly breeze is sticking with us for the majority of the day, bright and sunny at 3:00 and a temperature of 54. we'll drop down to 51 at 5:00 p.m. tonight, 7:00 p.m. tonight 47 and lower 40s at 9:00 p.m.,
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here is a look ahead. it's sunny and breezy for our friday and the start of the weekend is cool and a winter chill up ahead on sunday. we'll talk about those details and a jam packed weekend, the temple owls are at home and the philadelphia eagles and philadelphia marathon coming up with the accuweather forecast. >> thank you. mayor nutter officially kicked off the philadelphia marathon race weekend less than an hour ago, the opening event got the festivities started at the convention center, runner will take to the streets whether you are racing and cheering them on, there will be extra security screenings and eva pilgram will have a live report at 12:30, charges are filed begins a funeral director, after bodies were found in a garage back in august, only "action news" was there as janelle powell daily
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was brought into central detectives two badly decomposed bodies were found and albert andrews was among the bodies found and her family says they thought he was cremated the day after he passed. we spoke by phone to one of his daughters. >> today's news was a relief for us, because my sisters and i have gone through enough anxiety about this. >> andrews was laid to rest in a cemetery in baltimore and powell daily is charged with abuse of corpse and theft. and central high school in philadelphia has decided to remove bill cosby from their hall-of-fame, it comes after dozens of women accused of comedian of sexual assault, and they say that cosby reflects poorly on the culture and is not a role model for students. philadelphia's newest tourist attraction officially opens next weekend, the one
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liberty observation deck is 57 floors up and gives folks a 360 view of the city, it's located at 1 liberty place at market. we got a sneak preview and there are interactive experiences and installations including a towering ben franklin sculpture. and still to come on "action news" at noon, a convicted israeli spy is released from a u.s. prison and the reason he was set free after 30 years behind bars, plus a classroom assignment inspired by isis, what the teacher asked her students to done how the school is responding.
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a convicted israeli spy is out of prison and jonathan pollard is released nearly 30 years to the day since he was arrested after supplying information to israel. the terms of his parole require him to stay in the u.s. for five years, his espionage case --
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a utah school is apologizing for a teacher's isis inspired assignment, he asked them to create a propaganda poster for an islamic state to help them understand the goal of terrorists parents got wind of it. >> my initial response was no way would they do this assignment. >> they sat down with this particular teacher and it has been taken care of. the assignments that have been already turned in, have been shredded. >> the school cancel sd the assignment saying the first year teacher never got the lesson approved in the first place. a movie theater in louisiana reopened today nearly four months after a deadly shooting.
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the theater had been closed since the opening of the movie train wreck, there was a ceremony today honoring the victims as well as theater employees and first responders, a spirit airline flight from florida to minneapolis was forced to return to ft. lauderdale because of a bomb threat and the plane returned after taking off because the passenger was overheard making mention of a bomb. cell phone video taken by a passenger showed a man being hauled off the fight, two men were taken in for questioning. airports are obviously more crowds with travellers, aaa says 47 million americans journey 50 miles from home next wednesday through sunday, over the holidays, airlines expect 65,000 passengers each day compared to the numbers each year, the good news for them flying costs are down this year and airline
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tickets are 10% lower for the top routes and gas is the lowest it has been since 2008. coming up today at noon, facebook wantses to help you avoid your ex after a split. the new breakup protection tool being tested on social media and one of the biggest health insurance companies may drop out of the affordable care act.
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the nation's largest health insurer may drop out of the affordable care act, the group says they lost money due to low enrollment and may drop out next year, if that happens, millions of americans will have to find coverage elsewhere. united is one of the lowest cost plans available. and concerns on how other insurers can fill the void, another study shows how bilingual opinions -- years of switching from one to the other may enhance cognitive function and owner benefits and bilingualism could delay the onset of alzheimer's disease as well. danny califf says he was injured when his e significant exploded while he was smoking
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it. >> the battery exploded and the mouth piece blasted through his cheek and left a hole, nobody expects to purchase a product and have it explode in your face. his attorney filed a total of three new lawsuits with similar case and last month won a case for a woman that was burned and she was awarded $2 million. facebook is trying to ease the burden of cutting ties after a romantic breakup, it's optional tool allows people to avoid a constant barrage of posts without unfriending the ex all together. they will try it before deciding to offer it to everyone. "action news" is working on news stories for tonight at 4:00 here
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is alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. what do you think of that new facebook? >> it could work for people. it's friday and freebie friday, that means everything is 100% off. also, coming up in the show an update on the baby that captured the internet's heart after his parent's emotional birth announcement went viral. how the baby nicknamed baby buns, is doing now after being born 17 weeks early. take us with you on the go with our 6 abc news app. i'll see you in the next hour, to talk about the preps for the thanksgiving day parade. >> right around the corner. >> that's right. quick break and accuweather when we come right back.
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childrens hospital in philadelphia has it's new edition that hopefully will provide new music here. a grand piano arrived at chop this morning and was donated by a local family. the rin aldy family, their daughter was a patient as chop. they hope that someone will listen to or play the piano because it's a proven fact that music heals. i do a mean chop sticks. >> you may want to think about doing that indoors. it's breezy today, we'll look at stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see it's dry and no issues with precipitation and in fact that moisture we had yesterday is out along the atlantic, we have clear skies in
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its wake, we'll show you the picture outside, a shot of penn's landing and if you look closely can you see flags blowing in the wind and they will be with us for the majority of the day today. it's cooler, yesterday's high 67 degrees, despite the moisture over head, the dew point at 19, the atmosphere nice and dry with the northwesterly wind at 20 miles per hour. currently outside 54 in trenton and 52 in allentown and 50 in reading and lower 50s in dover. but the winds sustained from 10 to 20 miles per hour across the region with some higher gusts. here is satellite 6 along with action radar that is the cold front in the region, you pick up an inch of rainfall, as early as thursday things start to dry
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out, we are tracking an area of low pressure coming out of the west and moving into the northern plains and the midwest where folks here tonight and into tomorrow, could find their first early season snow storm from 6 to 12 inches of snow and that is staying away from our region, here is the setup for us on our friday, not a bad day, 57 degrees, we hit that early this morning and temperatures are falling off with the northwesterly wind and hitting low to mid-50s, mostly sunny and northwesterly winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. tomorrow it stays bright and seasonable, with a high of 54 degree bz, we are tracking the area of low pressure out of the midwest by saturday and it continues to ride on off to the north and east of our region and sunday get rid for a chill on the way, high pressure is working its way eastward so by then temperatures struggling to make tup to 50. sunday afternoon, the activity
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at the linc the eagles taking on the tampa bay buccaneers and winds 10 to 20 miles per hour and kickoff temperatures are in the upper 40s, here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, breezy and cooler, high of 57 today, leveling off into the mid-50s, and saturday sunny and cool and temple first at the linc. and mostly sunny skies and 54 degrees and philadelphia marathon come sunday, brisk and cool with a high of 50 degrees and then the eagles back in the linc sun afternoon, and monday a chilly day, 46 degrees and bright on tuesday with a high up to 50 and wednesday milder 54 degrees and thursday, thanksgiving, 58 degrees for the thanksgiving day parade, looking to be nice for the conditions then. >> a lot of people will probably turn out for the parade on the parkway. quick break and more news when
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we come right back.
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welcome back it's 12:30 now and we are continuing cover the situation in the african nation of mali. the standoff is over after militants took hostages in the capital of bamako, 170 people were taken hostage and since let
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go. a branch of al qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack, and it's uncloor if they are still alive or killed by police. we are monitoring the situation in our newsroom and at 6abc.com. meantime, today marks one week since the deadly terror attacks in paris and now authorities are working to find out more about the allege the master mind in the attack who was killed in the raid earlier this week. >> reporter: there were 190 searches across france last night and 17 people taken into custody as we get new details about the massive raid here earlier this week. investigators are working to identify a third body found in the rubble of yesterday's raid, in

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